Monthly Archives: March 2019

‘Popeye and His Friends’ Host Tom Hatten Dies @ 92

Tom Hatten, a fixture on L.A. TV for decades renowned for his encyclopedic knowledge of entertainment, died Saturday, March 16, at 92, KTLA producer Joe Quasarano reported. He definitely ate his spinach! (Image via KTLA) Hatten was born November 14, 1926, in Jamestown, North Dakota, growing up in Caldwell, Idaho. He was in the U.S.…
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Noir & TV Vet Richard Erdman Dies @ 93

Richard Erdman, whose film career stretched back 75 years, and who had more recently become a familiar face on TV's Community, died Saturday, March 16, THR reported. He was 93. His death was confirmed by film historian Alan K. Rode with no other details provided. Born June 1, 1925, in Enid, Oklahoma, the actor earned…
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Andrew Ridgeley Penning Wham! Memoir

Andrew Ridgeley, 56, the surviving member of Wham! and one of the people who worked most closely with pop god George Michael (1963-2016), is breaking his silence about his pop star days with a new book. They put the boom-boom into my heart ... (Image via Smash Hits) Via press release: For the first time, Andrew…
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Jan-Michael Vincent at His Hottest

It would be hard to pick a time during his career when Jan-Michael Vincent, who died this month at 74, was at his physical peak — he was one of the cinema's and TV's greatest specimens. His TV debut, on Dragnet 1967 (Image via NBC) Such a young towhead! (Images via NBC) Sadly, addiction and…
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Soap, ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ Actor Jed Allan Dies @ 84

Jed Allan, a handsome actor known for his decades of work on daytime and nighttime soaps, died Saturday at home at the age of 84. Jed Allan: March 1, 1935-March 7, 2019 (Image via headshot) His son informed fans of Allan's passing on Facebook, writing, "So sorry to post the very sad news of my…
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Past & Curious: Gere’s F-Buddy, Liz and Dick & More!

Links to the past with relevance today ... EW: Aretha!: A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul is set to air Sunday. Check out this behind-the-scenes sneak peek! Millennials who think they invented selfies? Call me. (GIF via GIPHY) EXTRATV: A famous designer kisses and tells about a fling with Richard Gere, 69, back…
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‘Airwolf’ Star Jan-Michael Vincent Dies @ 74

Jan-Michael Vincent, a he-man actor noted for action roles including as Stringfellow Hawke on Airwolf (1984-1987), has died. Jan-Michael Vincent: July 15, 1944-February 10, 2019 (Image via head shot) TMZ reports the troubled star, who had suffered from substance abuse-related issues, survived two car crashes and lost his leg to a 2012 infection, died of…
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‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ Star Luke Perry Dies @ 52

Luke Perry, whose performance as brooding bad boy Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills, 90210 made him a '90s teen idol, died Monday after suffering a massive stroke last week. He was 52. Luke Perry: October 11, 1966-March 4, 2019 (Image via The Gap) A statement from his publicist read: Actor Luke Perry, 52, passed away…
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‘Who’s the Boss?’ & ‘Soap’ Star Katherine Helmond Dies @ 89

Katherine Helmond, five-time Emmy nominee TV fans will always remember as scatter-brained Jessica Tate on Soap and libidinous Mona Robinson on Who's the Boss? has died. Helmond with her younger hubby, David Christian, circa 1977 (Image via After Dark) She was 89. THR reports Helmond died February 23 at home in Los Angeles. The cause is reportedly Alzheimer's disease…
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